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Honey is my name and I will help you...Valeria Golino, the actress also known in the U.S. for being Tom Cruise's love interest in Rain Man, is now a director. And she's doing it in a big way. The movie has already grabbed attention at Cannes and Venice.
The main character, Irene (Honey for her clients), has the clandestine job to help terminally-ill people to die with dignity by giving them a drug that she acquires by frequent trips to Mexico.
One day she supplies a new "client" with a fatal dose, only to find out he's perfectly healthy but tired of life.
Irene is determined not to be responsible for his suicide. Read more about the movie in an interview with the director.
Meet other ItaliansWhere and how will we find other Italians or Italophiles on line?
After all we already have Facebook and other big social networks.
Well, sometimes we would like to connect at a more personal level, perhaps we're looking for something more than a friendship.
This is where dating websites come into play. We believe that only relying in a trusted, reliable service that caters to a specific niche is the key to success when searching for a soulmate, a partner for life or even for sharing good old-time fun.
You probably already have a membership with some of these services. If you would like to take a look at our recommendations for choosing a dating website or for tips in dating, and links to other Italian communities, visit our Community page.
Why Italy? It's Not What You Think!This is a question I am asked often when people find out I have been leading writing and culture tours to Italy since 2008. The answer is many-fold and layered, and involves far more than something as clichéd as "the countryside / the art / the architecture / the history / the light / the food."
Yes, those things are part of the ever-present desire I feel to be part of Italy, but it is much more than any of those, and simultaneously it is also quite simple. The answer, in short, is that I love how being in Italy makes me feel, and I'll do whatever it takes to visit as often as possible. More.
Italy's Top 10 Must See Destinations
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CalabriaThis month we feature the region of Calabria. In classical times, the name "Calabria" denoted what is now eastern Apulia, the "heel" of Italy. In the 7th century this province, which had been part of the Byzantine Empire, was overrun by the Lombards, and the name "Calabria" was then applied to the "toe" of Italy, which the Byzantines still controlled. The "toe" had until then been known as "Bruttium".
The landscape provides the main reason to come to Calabria: artistically it is one the most barren regions in Italy, but the combination of mountain grandeur and a relatively unspoilt coastline, often in close proximity, give it a powerful appeal, and one only beginning to be exploited by the tourist industry. More about Calabria.
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Over the years we have compiled an incredible list of suppliers and artisans. These range from chocolate makers to olive oil producers. Our chefs also know just what our travelers want and they provide it no matter what time of year clients book holidays.
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Italy up in arms over Michelangelo's David rifle advert - BBC News
Italy up in arms over Michelangelo's David rifle advert
Italy's culture minister has expressed outrage over an advertisement by a US weapons firm showing Michelangelo's David holding a rifle. Dario Franceschini said the image was offensive and violated the law. A number of Italian media web sites carried ...
Weirdly, Italy Doesn't Want Gun Manufacturers Using Its Works of Art in Ads
Italy challenges US gun ad using Michelangelo's David